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Red Skull - Revolution Brewing Company

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Ratings: 149
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 12
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  8.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our Imperial Red Ale is brewed with whole Cascade hops and dry-hopped in both the fermenter and the serving tank with whole Crystal hops. A flavorful, hoppy delight balanced with caramel sweetness and alcohol warmth.

(Beer added by: homebrew311 on 12-10-2011)
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2.5/5  rDev -38.7%

BrianVance11, Jun 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -26.5%

SBoeckman72, Friday at 01:52 PM
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3/5  rDev -26.5%

RMelyon, Sep 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -26.5%

Tanktizzo, Jun 18, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

buffybeerbaron, Mar 29, 2014
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3.48/5  rDev -14.7%

A - Red bodied beer, just a touch of amber on the edges. Bit of white head on the beer that left some decent stick on the glass.

S - Some citrus fruit, earthy hops. Lots of caramel malts give it that "imperial" aroma.

T - Hops are more pine forward than I was guessing with the nose. There is also a lot of citrus that combines with the big malts to make it fairly sweet. This is solid, but I found the pine a bit surprising and leaves the beer slightly unfocused.

M - Medium bodied, dry finish, a lot of carbonation.

O - Solid beer, although i wasn't blown away with it. I have yet to find an Imperial Red that really wows me. Worth trying, but I'd stick with some of their regular offerings.

AgentZero, Dec 30, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

robriley, Oct 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

fatboy91, Nov 14, 2013
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3.63/5  rDev -11%

On-tap at Revolution.

A - Pours a reddish color, cream-colored head, spotty lace.

S - Lots of pine and citrus, some sweeter malty caramel notes, but mostly piney hops and sweeter malts.

T - Similar to the nose, but quite a bit more alcohol. Pine, citrus, caramel, malts. The taste is nice, but I think that the alcohol is a little too much here.

M - Medium body, good carbonation, oily/sweet finish.

O - A little too much alcohol for 8%, but otherwise, not a bad Imperial Red. Would have again, but not make a special trip to try. Decent.

Sean9689, Jan 04, 2012
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3.7/5  rDev -9.3%

22oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a orangish copper; slightly transparent with a slight haze; small off-white head that fades quickly and leaves decent retention and lacing. Great color. The aromas are full of caramel malts. It has hints of grapefruit and orange peel. Nice aromas, but they don't pop. The flavors have great hop bitterness. The malts get in the way of the hop flavor, but this is a red ale, so that is definitely to be expected. Lots of sweet caramel. There's some pine needles and pine sap in the mix. Some grapefruit juice here and there as well. Slightly spicy. There might be some black pepper and/or rye in the mix. Alcohol goes unnoticed and there's not much warmth, but it has an extremely subtle alcohol bite to it. Mouthfeel is full-bodied and slick, but not syrupy; nice moderate carbonation. It's smooth and crisp. Makes a nice beer to relax with. Everything opens up as it warms up.

This is a very solid Imperial Red Ale. No gimmicks and they don't try anything flashy. It's just straight forward and well crafted. There's a solid bite to this one.

BB1313, Oct 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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Red Skull from Revolution Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 149 ratings.